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Fitbit Ionic is not just a fitness tracker, it’s a smartwatch

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It’s not enough to create a single-purpose watch nowadays — it has to be smart. For Fitbit, a fitness tracker has to be more than what it is, so they created the Ionic.

The Fitbit Ionic marks the official entry of the company into the smartwatch business. While they have the Blaze (which also looks like the Ionic), it’s not a full-fledged smartwatch due to its limitations; the Ionic has support for third-party apps and more.

The new wearable sits on top of Fitbit’s existing portfolio of fitness gadgets like the Alta HR we personally use every day. The Ionic has all the features you could look for in a smartwatch, including a color touchscreen, heart rate sensor, NFC for contactless payments, and water resistance. All of these are encased in a lightweight aluminum chassis with antenna lines for GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Also, it has a promised battery life of over four days, or up to 10 hours while using the GPS. Those are impressive numbers, but real-life usage will definitely be different.

Where the Ionic shines most is in software. Since it’s a Fitbit, it offers a wide-range of health tricks including fitness coaching with personalized workouts, guided breathing, and activity tracking even on water since you can take this to the pool. It’ll track your laps, stroke style, and calories burned. It also shows phone notifications like calls, text messages, and calendar appointments.

The watch runs on Fitbit OS, a relatively new and proprietary operating system that’ll serve as the company’s foundation for its smartwatch efforts after acquiring Pebble last December. Developers will be able to create apps for the operating system with full access to all sensors on the device. There’ll be third-party watchfaces, too. Apps will be available through what’s called Fitbit App Gallery, which will be available at launch.

It’ll cost US$ 299 when it gets released sometime in October — making it the most expensive Fitbit device, yet.

SEE ALSO: Fitbit Alta HR review

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The Fitbit Charge 3 comes with so many yummy strap options

It also has a 7-day battery life!

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The best trackers are the ones that are always on your wrist and running. Though there are a number of impressive ones in the market, so few of them perform in terms of battery time.

Fitbit’s newest health wearable, announced just last August promises to remedy that. The Fitbit Charge 3 boasts of a battery that will last you seven days.

This sleek little thing features an improved touchscreen display that’s made of aluminum and Gorilla Glass plus an inductive side button (yep, no physical buttons on this baby!). The Charge 3 comes in two colors: Black with a graphite tracker or Blue-gray with a rose-gold tracker. But, if you don’t like those colors, there are a number of strap options available:

For those who want a less sporty look, there are leather strap options, too.

These woven straps, similar to the Fitbit Versa straps, are also looking pretty good.

Aside from looking pretty good with the benefit of having a slew of straps available for this wearable, the Charge 3 can do a whole lot of things. This fitness band connects to the Fitbit app and tracks your pace and distance real time, allows for continuous heart rate tracking, and even records sleep. There’s even has automatic exercise recognition which means you don’t have to manually input activities like running, swimming, or certain sports. It has Fitbit Pay and it’s Fitbit’s first fitness tracker that has smartphone notifications and quick reply for Android.

The Fitbit Charge 3 retails starting at US$ 150 for the basic version and US$ 170 for the special edition NFC and Fitbit Pay enabled one. It’s now also available in the Philippines for PhP 9,990 and PhP 10,990 respectively. The different bands retail for US$ 30 to US$ 50 or PhP 1,690 to PhP 2,990.

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OnePlus 6T now comes in a beautiful gradient color

The color we’ve always wanted

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Finally, OnePlus releases a phone color I can get behind!

OnePlus phones have always been known for their performance and great value, but I’ve always found their color choices to be lacking. Black, graphite, red, or white works for a lot of different folks but for those, like me, who want a flashier and prettier option, we are left wanting.

Not anymore.

OnePlus has just announced that we’re getting the OnePlus 6T in a dreamy new shade called Thunder Purple. This particular device has a beautiful black to purple gradient and a shiny curve on its back that moves with the light. So pretty!

Just look at that subtle, stunning color pop

The same color, announced in China last week, will be available in the US and Europe starting today on the OnePlus website. It rocks 8GB of memory with 128GB of storage and retails for US$ 579.

Image credit: Joshua Vergara

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Her Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the different types of women in your life

Tis the season!

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May it be a sister, a mother, a friend, or a lover, this holiday season is the perfect time to appreciate the women in your life. But, different women have different needs so I’ve rounded up a number of great gift ideas and the type of ladies they’d be perfect for.

You’re welcome.

For the skincare lover

Something to pamper her with! The Foreo UFO offers a home facial mask treatment like no other. Great skin has never been this attainable! This tiny thing is capable of LED light therapy, thermotherapy, and cryotherapy. There are also a number of great face sheets to choose from.

For the fitness buff

For those who aspire for a healthier life, the Fitbit Versa is the perfect gift. Doing what Fitbit does best, the Versa tracks all your health data plus it has smartwatch capabilities! It comes in rose gold and looks pretty with all the great-looking strap options.

For the stylish

Cutting-edge tech for hair styling comes in the form of Dyson’s Airwrap. It’s every girl’s mane dream (pun intended). This iron uses hot air and the British brand’s vacuum technology to make sure hair is curled and not damaged in the process. Oh, and it doesn’t only curl; there are different hair attachments for multiple hair types so you can achieve many looks.

For the sentimental

To help her capture priceless and fleeting moments, get her a Polaroid OneStep+. This pretty camera looks reminiscent of the original Polaroid OneStep; yes, it’s very pretty! Aside from taking great Polaroid photos, this instant camera can now connect to an app. Talk about added fun!

For the traveler

Make her feel safe and look good. Travelon anti-theft bags are perfect to bring on trips. Equipped with RFID-blocking tech, slash-proof material, and locking zippers, these are bags that will leave you with peace of mind without compromising your outfit.

For the homemaker

Make cleaning a breeze with Xiaomi’s Mi robot vacuum. This smart device will clean every inch of your home with a tap on your smartphone. With the Mi Home app, you’ll be able to check which areas the robot has vacuumed and you can even schedule cleaning sessions remotely. And no, this thing won’t fall down the stairs or run over your pets.

For the audiophile

 

iPods are not a thing anymore but this awesome music player is! The Mighty Music Player is a music streaming device — yes, that means you can listen to your Spotify sounds even without your phone. It comes in yummy colors, too.

For the woman on the go

These colorful Bluetooth earphones are not only wireless, but they’re also smart. Honor’s new Flypods look cool with the teal color option, plus it can answer calls, has wireless charging, and responds to touch control.

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